Sen. Don Harmon

Filed: 4/15/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2393, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Childhood Hunger Relief Act is amended by
6adding Section 16 as follows:
7    (105 ILCS 126/16 new)
8    Sec. 16. Breakfast after the bell program.
9    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "breakfast after the
10bell" means breakfast is provided to children after the
11instructional day has officially begun. This term does not
12prohibit schools from also providing breakfast before the
13instructional day begins.
14    (b) The board of education of each school district in this
15State shall implement and operate a breakfast after the bell
16program by the first school day of the next academic year after



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1the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General
2Assembly, if a breakfast after the bell program does not
3currently exist, in each school building within its district
4(1) in which at least 70% or more of the students are eligible
5for free or reduced-price lunches based upon the previous
6year's October claim (for those schools that participate in the
7National School Lunch Program); (2) in which at least 70% or
8more of the students are classified as low-income according to
9the Fall Housing Data from the previous year (for those schools
10that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program);
11or (3) that has an individual site percentage for free or
12reduced-price meals of 70% or more (for those schools using
13Provision 2 under Section 11(a)(1) of the federal Richard B.
14Russell National School Lunch Act or the Community Eligibility
15Provision under Section 104(a) of the federal Healthy,
16Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to provide universal meals). If a
17school falls below the applicable 70% threshold for 2
18consecutive years, it has the option to continue participating
19in the program, but is not required to do so.
20    (c) Each school under this Section may determine the
21breakfast after the bell service model that best suits its
22students. Service models include, but are not limited to,
23breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, and
24second-chance breakfast.
25    (d) The State Board of Education may establish a waiver
26process for the breakfast after the bell program required by



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1this Section. If a waiver process is established, it shall be
2limited to schools that can demonstrate that providing the
3program resulted in undue financial hardship for the school.
4    (e) Before the beginning of the next academic year after
5the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General
6Assembly, the State Board of Education shall develop and
7distribute procedures and guidelines for the implementation of
8this Section, which must be in compliance with federal
9regulations governing the school breakfast program.
10    (f) The State Board of Education shall annually collect
11information about breakfast after the bell delivery models
12implemented at each school and make the information publicly
14    (g) In fulfilling its responsibilities under this Section,
15the State Board of Education shall collaborate with nonprofit
16organizations knowledgeable about equity, the opportunity gap,
17hunger and food security issues, and best practices for
18improving student access to school breakfast. The State Board
19of Education shall make available a list of opportunities for
20philanthropic support of school breakfast programs and make the
21list available to schools interested in a breakfast after the
22bell program.".